Imagine walking into the lobby of your local bank, saying hi to the teller you’ve become friendly with, and adjourning to a side room for a private one-on-one meeting with your personal financial advisor — all without leaving the comfort of your home, [...]
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2022 – the year of inflation, unstable financial markets, global worker shortages, war, and socio-economic conflicts. It was also a year of accelerated innovation with over $900 billion invested globally in R&D. This has led to breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, AR/VR, quantum computing [...]
As we emerge from the worldwide pandemic, businesses face many new, unexpected challenges: inflation, supply chain problems, workplace issues like adapting to more remote work, “quiet quitting” and employee burnout. With all the changes and challenges, running a business today may seem more [...]
The uncertainty faced by the business world over the past two years combined with the shifts in people’s preference toward autonomy and flexibility created the perfect storm for a global talent shortage. Some recruiters are calling it the toughest recruitment year, ever. According [...]
Life 3.0 refers to the point in our future when emerging technologies and trends (AI, metaverse, web 3.0, blockchains) will come to dominate our everyday lives, altering fundamentally how we work, interact, engage and learn. Our Lives 3.0 will likely see the blending [...]
Ever wonder how the best athletes and business leaders continually excel, rise above challenges and win against all odds? Their secret is a coach – someone behind the scenes who watches, listens and guides them through hurdles to success. Coaching for Success is [...]
Leadership is never easy – especially during periods of uncertainty and change. The challenge today is exacerbated by employees’ ‘pandemic fatigue’, lack of face to face interactions and rapidly evolving customer needs. Leaders can no longer rely on traditional management techniques such as [...]
Investment in future-ready leadership is essential to a company’s successful growth. Back in 2019, companies allocated $3.5 billion for leadership training, but often employees were not able to apply the concepts taught during the training in their actual workplace. This resulted in wasted [...]
Within the Executive Growth Alliance, peers from US, Europe, Latin America and Africa collaborate to solve Specific Actionable Challenges. At the conclusion of each Executive Growth Circle (EGC), all participants are challenged to commit to action with accountability to apply the insights gained [...]
At the turn of the century, innovation programs and business transformation projects were at the top of all leaders’ agendas. In 2019, global corporations spent $360 billion on leaderships development programs, $160 billion on consultants and $1 trillion on innovation conferences. However, less [...]